Rayna Livingstone-Lang

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Graphic Novel Review: Sputnik’s Children

Category: Issue 77, News, Rayna Livingstone-Lang, Reviews

Sputnik’s Children Terri Favro, 360 pgs, ECW Press, ecwpress.com, $19.95 Debbie Reynolds Biondi is the underground creator of Sputnik Chick: The Girl with No Past, a comic about an ass-kicking, time-travelling, dimension-hoping babe who, unlike most superheroes, lacks an origin story. After 25 years of success, Debbie knew it was time to write Sputnik Chick’s […]

Comic Review: Boundless

Boundless Jillian Tamaki, 248 pgs, Drawn & Quarterly, drawnandquarterly.com, $27.95 Times are tough, and when they are, anxiety springs eternal. The pressure and burden to just be a functioning and productive person are greater than they’ve ever been before. Few understand what that does to the minds of the young and confused better than Jillian […]

Book Review: Guy

Guy Jowita Bydlowska, 264 pgs, Buckrider Books, wolsakandwynn.com, $20 I was drawn to Jowita Bydlowska’s novel because I wanted to find a protagonist to look down upon, to make me feel morally superior. Guy certainly delivered that in abundance.

Book Review: The Greatest of Marlys

The Greatest of Marlys Lynda Barry, 248 pgs, Drawn and Quarterly, www.drawnandquarterly.com, $29.95 There are a million, billion coming-of-age stories out there, but few truly evoke the nostalgia and poignancy of childhood like Lynda Barry. I fell in love with her work a while ago when I read One! Hundred! Demons! It stuck with me […]